Archive for December, 2014

Start-Ups Rise to Close a Gap for Farmers by STEPHANIE STROM

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

By STEPHANIE STROM Small businesses are stepping in to help farmers connect with their local markets with marketing, transportation, logistics and other services. Published: December 31, 2014 at 01:00PM from NYT Business Day http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/31/business/start-ups-rise-to-close-a-gap-for-farmers.html via IFTTT

Sony Attack, First a Nuisance, Swiftly Grew Into a Firestorm by MICHAEL CIEPLY and BROOKS BARNES

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

By MICHAEL CIEPLY and BROOKS BARNES Interviews suggest that Sony — slow to realize the depths of its peril — let its troubles deepen by mounting a public defense only after enormous damage had been done. Published: December 31, 2014 at 01:00PM from NYT Business Day http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/31/business/media/sony-attack-first-a-nuisance-swiftly-grew-into-a-firestorm-.html via IFTTT

Obama’s Trade Chief, Undaunted by Odds, Pushes for Trans-Pacific Partnership by MARK LANDLER and JONATHAN WEISMAN

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

By MARK LANDLER and JONATHAN WEISMAN Michael Froman, the United States trade representative, is confident he can persuade Congress to approve a long-pending agreement that encompasses 12 countries. Published: December 31, 2014 at 01:00PM from NYT Business Day http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/31/business/obamas-trade-chief-undaunted-by-odds-pushes-for-trans-pacific-partnership.html via IFTTT

Norwegians Turn Ambivalent on Statoil, Their Economic Bedrock by HENRY FOUNTAIN

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

By HENRY FOUNTAIN Though oil and gas provide a quarter of Norway’s G.D.P., concern over climate change is fracturing the country’s bond with its flagship company. Published: December 31, 2014 at 01:00PM from NYT Business Day http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/31/business/international/norwegians-turn-ambivalent-on-statoil-their-economic-bedrock.html via IFTTT

App Smart: Apps for Laughs by Dallas Jensen and Kit Eaton

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

By Dallas Jensen and Kit Eaton Three apps meant to deliver the laughs: Mouthoff, Boothstache and Cheezburger. Published: December 30, 2014 at 01:00PM from NYT Business Day http://www.nytimes.com/video/business/100000003424469/app-smart-apps-for-laughs.html via IFTTT

As Lithuania Joins Eurozone, Relief and Hesitation by JACK EWING

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

By JACK EWING In the new year, the country becomes the 19th nation to adopt the euro, and the likelihood of economic and geopolitical security looms large for many. Published: December 31, 2014 at 01:00PM from NYT Business Day http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/31/business/as-lithuania-joins-eurozone-relief-and-hesitation.html via IFTTT

The Question Hanging Over Greek Debt by LANDON THOMAS JR.

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

By LANDON THOMAS JR. In 2015, Greece will face some 22.3 billion euros in debt payments — much of it to those who took some the biggest risks in loading up on Greek bonds during the debt crisis: the European Central Bank and distressed investors. Published: December 30, 2014 at 01:00PM from NYT Business Day […]

Case-Shiller Index for October Shows Home Prices Slowing Further by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Home prices have outpaced wage growth, leaving many potential buyers unable to afford homes and causing both sales and price growth to stall this year. Published: December 31, 2014 at 01:00PM from NYT Business Day http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/31/business/economy/case-shiller-index-for-october-shows-home-prices-slowing-further.html via IFTTT

Rising Tide of Recalls Galvanizes Auto Industry Into Action by BILL VLASIC and HILARY STOUT

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

By BILL VLASIC and HILARY STOUT Automakers are addressing neglected safety issues as regulators and lawmakers weigh whether to strengthen oversight and penalties. Published: December 31, 2014 at 01:00PM from NYT Business Day http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/31/business/a-year-of-record-recalls-galvanizes-auto-industry-into-action.html via IFTTT

A Record Year for Auto Recalls by GREGOR AISCH and WILSON ANDREWS

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

By GREGOR AISCH and WILSON ANDREWS As a share of vehicles on the road today, one in five has been recalled. Explore the size and scope of vehicle recalls in the United States, and find out if yours has been recalled. Published: December 30, 2014 at 01:00PM from NYT Business Day http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/12/30/business/a-record-year-for-auto-recalls.html via IFTTT